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The Jedi Are Terrible!

The Jedi are terrible. Yeah, I said it! Watching The Phantom Menace the other day, I watched the scene where Anakin Skywalker has to say goodbye to his mother, Shmi, and I found myself appalled by Qui-Gon’s actions.

The Jedi are so oblivious, guided by their “dogmatic” views which turned them into hypocritical monsters. Their fear of love and attachment led to Anakin’s eventual fall to the dark side.

Just think about what the Jedi did to him! The Jedi forced him to leave his mother, still a slave, behind to fend for herself. Qui-Gon didn’t at all think to use his powers or his status as a Jedi to free Shmi. He allowed her to remain a slave and eventually she, staying on Tatooine, would become a victim of the harshness of the planet.

Would Anakin have turned to the dark side if Qui-Gon hadn’t taken him from his mother? And how many other Jedi have succumbed to the darkness because of the harsh rules of the Jedi? It’s preposterous! It’s horrible. And the Jedi are to blame for so much.

I’m hoping Rey doesn’t follow the same path and creates a new Jedi Order with lighter rules. In fact, I hope she creates a new path, one that consists of the grey Jedi.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

My Sister’s Opinion: The Sacrifice of Jedi

Star Wars is sophisticated. Sophisticated because it is an intricate story with seemingly labyrinthian plotlines interwoven to create this wonderful narrative. It is the reason there are so many different opinions and thought processes when it comes to the same thing we all watch.

And the reason after so many years watching it, you can discover new things whispered into the story. Lately, it has been the sacrifice of the Jedi that I have discovered is a crucial backbone to the overall plot of Star Wars and especially the soon-to-be-completed Skywalker Saga.

I begin this journey with Luke Skywalker. Continue reading My Sister’s Opinion: The Sacrifice of Jedi

Reflection: Kanan Jarrus

Kanan Jarrus has easily become one of my favorite Star Wars characters of all time. With a riveting storyline that reaches a grim but satisfactory ending, Kanan has a greater storyline than nearly every character in the franchise. I mean, he’s absolutely SPECTACULAR! But what makes him even more fascinating are the characters that he echoes.

Whether we’re talking about his Han Solo-esque charm and roguishness, his Qui-Gon Jinn-like appearance and benevolence, or his storyline that greatly resembles Finn’s at times, Kanan Jarrus is a myriad of interesting characters and their traits blending into a Jedi knight who is easily one of the greatest additions to the franchise…for sure! So, with no further delay, here’s a closer look at how Kanan connects with these beloved Star Wars characters. Continue reading Reflection: Kanan Jarrus

Who’s Your Favorite Jedi Master?

The Jedi are a major factor to the Star Wars franchise. They are the superheroes, the good guys, the ones who will stop evil at all costs and inspire hope throughout the galaxy. But they are also flawed and their flaws have led to the drama that is Star Wars.

The dark side and the light are at the middle of this great conflict that has spawned decades of storytelling and the Jedi are the vessels of the Light.

In short, Jedi are awesome.

So, for this week’s Who’s Your Favorite?, I wanted to highlight the Jedi masters in the franchise. Mind you, there have been a lot of Jedi masters, so I will be sticking to the major ones in the films. Enjoy!

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My Sister’s Opinion: The Sacrifice of Jedi

Star Wars is sophisticated. Sophisticated because it is an intricate story with seemingly labyrinthian plotlines interwoven to create this wonderful narrative. It is the reason there are so many different opinions and thought processes when it comes to the same thing we all watch.

And the reason after so many years watching it, you can discover new things whispered into the story. Lately, it has been the sacrifice of the Jedi that I have discovered is a crucial backbone to the overall plot of Star Wars and especially the soon-to-be-completed Skywalker Saga.

I begin this journey with Luke Skywalker. Continue reading My Sister’s Opinion: The Sacrifice of Jedi

The Five Best Scenes of ‘The Phantom Menace’

The Phantom Menace was the first Star Wars movie I’ve ever watched and that’s why it still has such a special place in my heart. It had so many exciting elements that could’ve been utilized in the sequels but unfortunately the trilogy quickly went down the drain after Attack of the Clones. For the next nine days I’m going to share with you the five best scenes of the nine Star Wars movies and I hope you enjoy reading these posts as much as I’m going to have fun writing them.

1. The Arrival of the Jedi

Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Lindsay Duncan, and John Fensom in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

One of the coolest scenes of The Phantom Menace is when you see the Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jin and his padawan, Obi-Wan Kenobi, for the first time in the movie. There’s a certain mystique about them as they’re led through the Trade Federation ship, their faces hidden beneath their cloaks, but when they reveal themselves it’s always been one of my favorite scenes of the movie.

Qui-Gon is such a cool character and then his padawan is Obi-Wan! How awesome is that? It’s really one of the best scenes in the movie.

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